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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Pearl, We are just checking your site out. Our bilge pump

Customer Question

Hey Pearl, We are just checking your site out. Our bilge pump quit while on the water on Dale Hollow. However, I haven't checked the fuse yet. So after locating the fuse tomorrow, we may need your help. Thanks
JA: Sometimes boat issues seem like they'll be really complicated, but end up being easy to fix. The Marine Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?
Customer: Maybe, maybe not. Our boat is an 1998 19' Bayliner Trophy, with a new 90 horse Tohatsu (2015). Bought the boat last year used added the new motor, so really not sure the age of the bilge pump. :)
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 11 months ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

Check the fuse first. If fuse is good then we have to check voltage at the bilge pump switch. If we have voltage at the switch the next step is to check voltage on the wires going to the pump. This will require a volt meter to do some testing.

Post back with questions and findings.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks Tan,
Expert:  Tan replied 11 months ago.

Your welcome.

Keep me posted.

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